One time an interviewer asked the Australian painter Brett Whiteley; “What is more important for you art or life?” He responded by saying: “That’s simple, life is”. I couldn’t agree more.
A man goes to the spiritual master and says he can’t hear. He was gradually loosing his hearing. The master asked him, “Do you have a grandchild?” And the old man responded, “I didn’t come here about my grandchild, I came here because I can’t hear.” The master said again, “Do you have a grandchild?” and the old man said, “Yes” and the master said, “Buy two ice creams and sit together underneath and old trailer and eat the ice cream.” The old man goes home and finds his grandchild and they find a place to eat their ice creams and they enjoy it so much, talking, listening to each other and making plans for the next adventure. They end up spending more time the next day running around finding different things to do and miraculously as this is happening, the old man’s hearing gets better and better.
The old man had found his childhood again. Why he stopped hearing others was because he went into the army at a very young age and became a soldier and took up a position of responsibility. Later in life he ended up taking positions of responsibility in his own company and got used to not hearing people, only giving orders. He got used to ignoring what other people were saying because of his position of responsibility. He lost his childhood, so this experience with his grandson ended up changing the way that he approached life and as a result he started hearing again.
The artist’s journey has many rewards, some obvious and some quite hidden, only to be miraculously revealed towards the end of a career. Through attention to core issues at the beginning of the journey and continued focus throughout a lifetime of being an artist, where clear renewed definition of yourself as a professional in your field, has provided you with the confidence needed to envision your future without fear, you will see these rewards come your way. With this necessarily precise attention, you will always see results.
You will not only see your career take massive strides ahead, you will also experience an alignment occurring with your own personal transformation. Inner alignment will help you to understand that when you connect with higher consciousness you access infinite intelligence and wisdom. If you don’t use the higher consciousness you’re not using all your strength.